Andy Murray, the British tennis player recently lost to American, Sam Querrey at the Quarter-final of the Wimbledon on July 12, 2017.
However, it’s not his loss that is making the internet go wild with cheers, but his unflinching shutting down of a reporter at a press conference, afterwards.
The British player was asked by an American journalist, “Andy, Sam is the first U.S. player to reach a major semi-final since 2009. How would you describe the—?”
When Murray, who still looked a bit upset about his loss, mumbled quite definitively, “Male player.”
The reporter, amidst his question, asked, “I beg your pardon?”
“Male player, right?” Murray repeats, this time more adamantly, and you can hear the reporter all flustered. There are a few titters, and clap or two from the crowd. He eventually says, “Yes. Male player, that’s for sure..,” and asks his question.
And you can everyone at the press conference have a collective moment of realisation.
You see Serena Williams, whom the American journalist kindly forgot, has previously won 12 Grand Slams. Yes, 12, and that’s only since 2009.
The reporter also forgot that the American Bryan brothers had previously managed to reach and win in 2013, however they weren’t up for the Single’s title.
However, we’re positive that Andy Murray was considering none of those aspects of the the American journalist’s erroneous reportage. He just knew what’s right.
His Mum, Judy Murray, a champion for women’s rights, herself, later tweeted,
That’s my boy. ❤️ https://t.co/ldZUQ2wbZj
— judy murray (@JudyMurray) July 12, 2017
We’re so glad that there is a consciousness about sexism that pervades all parts of society in men, also. Especially when men in positions of having an ear of the people, so to speak, understand the need to level the playing field.
Watch the video, and tell us what you think.